FUTURE PILOTS WANTED!!
At American Winds Flight Academy, we are passionate about aviation ... so much so that we are NOW a NATIONALLY ACCREDITED VOCATIONAL SCHOOL. AWFA is now SEVIS certified for International Students. Of the 11 FAA-licensed (part 141) flight schools in Ohio, we are one of only two in Northeast Ohio and the ONLY Nationally Accredited Flight School in the Mid-West. Our mission is to ensure you receive outstanding flight training. American Winds can provide you with.. affordable, flexible and convenient means of fulfilling your personal aviation goals.
Additionally, we are the premiere air charter service for the area. American Winds Flight Academy is the realized dream of President Mike Kolomichuk and Chief Pilot, Denise Hobart. In January 2002, AWFA opened its doors to eager flight students. Shortly after the academys opening, AWFA received certification and became the only flight school in Akron Region that is FAA Part 141 licensed in September 2002. AWFA thrives on the success of its flight students and is committed to a standard of excellence. AWFA has never been sanctioned, and remains in good-standing with the FAA. This is a direct result of the academys dedication to keeping aviation a safe, well-respected profession. AWFA employs fresh minds to instruct students and pass on their knowledge of aviation. It is the top priority of each AWFA instructor to help students achieve their personal aviation goals. AWFA has many Full Time career students as well as many Weekend Warriors. At AWFA, we are building a legacy. Dream to fly. Live to fly. Live the dream. Welcome to American Winds Flight Academy.
Training Courses Available:
Private SEL / MEL
Instrument Rating SEL / MEL
Commercial SEL / MEL
CFI / CFII / MEI
ATP Coming Soon!
Introductory Flights Only $59.00
American Winds Flight Academy is taking a beating on these "reveiw" websites. I would like to set the record straight. These reviews have all been concocted by one individual who was dismissed by American Winds. It has become his life goal now to write as many negative and slanderous comments about this company in as many of these websites as he can. He is a very disturbed individual who is about to be dismissed from his present flight school. To get the real story, visit American Winds make up your own mind. Don't let a small person with a grudge do your thinking for you.
Posted: 4/26/2012 • Link to this review
DO NOT GET THEIR STAIN ON YOUR RECORD! I did all of my training at this "school" although I wish I had not. I was not aware of their reputation when I went there. I had a job interview for a Major Airline, I was thoroughly asked about the school and there history along with the owners history which I wasn't aware of. They kept asking about them and I just said I never heard of that. I did not get the job, they informed me it was due to discrepancies with my flight school. I then looked up there history and found it ALL. They ruined my chance at a job with that stain, that embarrassing stain. If you like being over charged, yelled at, be-littled, and risking your life every time you fly(they have has multiple in flight engine failure- -even on take off!) then go here. You will love it. I will never be able to get that stain off of my record, my biggest regret in life was going to American Winds Flight Academy. Here are a few Sources that I found out about them: Better Business Bureau Do a search on Google "Lakemore mayor defends criminal record"
Posted: 10/02/2011 • Link to this review
This "academy" is a huge dump! The planes are BAD condition, they have FAA write ups, the "president" of the school is a dirty politician. Check it out for yourself. Channel 3 news WKYC.com has the story - Lakemore mayor defends criminal record. LOL prostitution and disorderly at an airport are not things I would want from my flight academy pres. no wonder the school is circling the drain. The other comments, not the obviously fake good ones, are as close to the truth as it comes. Denise Hobart will out right tell you to go on the internet and make fake profiles & reviews of her school, she will tell instructors to go online & bash other schools too. Sorry "thetruth2000" but making an FAA sign your icon does zip for your credibillity. Its totally apparent you are either the criminal Pres. or the completely CRAZY "cheif" of that school. Word to the wise for anyone searching flight schools, do your research. I love the comment of not paying instructors for discovery flights. Thats true too. I saw "the cheif" of crazy town try to jack up the fuel surcharge for a discovery flight and scam a paying customer, just another sign of how broke this place is. When instructors quit, she blows up at them and screams that she is going to sue them. The only plus of being there was seeing people quit on her! Anywhere but here is better than this school. I never saw anyone get fired, only quit because its a dump!
Posted: 9/28/2011 • Link to this review
I worked here, miserable place to work and over priced. Never got paid for intro flights. Do not work here at all cost. You have to teach ground for free.
Posted: 9/23/2011 • Last edited: 9/28/2011 • Link to this review
You people make me sick - it sounds like your jealous of AMERICAN WINDS. What .. did you get fired from there because you were a bad instructor? That what they do to bad instructors and they end up at Premier Flight Academy - You are ALL a joke so just grow up or say it in person and quit acting like a winy little school girls. I'm sure you don't have the guts!
Posted: 9/17/2011 • Last edited: 10/03/2011 • Link to this review
I have no idea why these two idiots wrote this crap - sounds like they work at another flight school and are jealous of the exceptional instruction and service that American Winds provides. My instructor was Myron (excellent) as are all the instructors. Denise, Chief Pilot has over 20 years experience and is a Master Instructor. This school is highly recommended for anyone that wants to learn the right way the first time!
Posted: 6/27/2011 • Last edited: 9/28/2011 • Link to this review
First class school with top notch instructors and staff. I have been a student since December '10 and finished my private pilot in 2 month's. I now have 38 hours toward my Instrument Rating and will take my FAA checkride next week. At this rate, I will be flying for the AIRLINES before the years end. I would recommend American Winds Flight Academy to anyone that wants to learn to fly and get the BEST FLIGHT INSTRUCTION for your money. I was shocked that anyone would try to bad mouth this school - These people at American Winds actually CARE ABOUT YOU... nasty LITTLE PEOPLE "NEVER" WIN IN LIFE.
Posted: 6/27/2011 • Last edited: 9/28/2011 • Link to this review
Run a search on American winds on better business bureau and you'll see we aren't making things up about them. 6 complaints filed on them in the past 3 years. Obviously they are a horrible business!! They cheat people and steal their money!!!!
Posted: 3/31/2011 • Last edited: 9/28/2011 • Link to this review
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